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Movies and Mechanoids Double Bill: The Terminator and Robocop

Friday 31 March
IMAX Theatre, 19.00–23.15 including interval (doors open at 18.30)

Our perception of robots has been formed as much by art as it has by science, and perhaps no medium has been more influential than film in shaping and reflecting our fears, anxieties, hopes and dreams about our cybernetic counterparts.

This double bill presents arguably the two most iconic robots in screen history, beginning with James Cameron’s original 1984 thriller The Terminator, featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the time-travelling robot assassin stalking the streets of downtown LA. 

The second film in the double bill is Paul Verhoeven’s biting 1987 satirical sci-fi classic RoboCop. Set in a dystopian future Detroit, RoboCop tells the story of a police officer killed in the line of duty, brought back to life as a chrome-plated, indestructible, cyborg crime-fighting machine.

This screening event will be introduced by Dr Emine Yilmaz, Faculty Fellow at the Alan Turing Institute and Associate Professor at UCL’s Department of Computer Science, who will examine the question 'Could Skynet come true?'.

The Terminator dir. James Cameron, 1984, 108 mins, cert. 15
RoboCop dir. Paul Verhoeven, 1987, 103 mins, cert. 18

These films are showing in standard Digital 2D and not in IMAX, 3D or IMAX 3D Experience. 

For ages 18+


Call 0333 241 4000 to book tickets.

  • £16 Early booking tickets (limited availability)
  • £22 Adults, £20 Seniors, £18 Concessions

Special offer: Add a Robots exhibition ticket for 31 March to your basket and get 20% off your exhibition ticket.

Further information

  • The Robots exhibition has limited capacity, so if you'd like to see it on the evening of your talk you will need to book a timed slot.
  • If you don't pre-book an exhibition ticket, you may need to queue for the next available slot. 
  • Please allow at least 10 minutes to walk from the exhibition to the IMAX Theatre.
  • The Science Museum is open until 22.00 on Fridays. Last entry to the Robots exhibition on Fridays is 20.45.

Movies and Mechanoids Double Bill: The Terminator and Robocop

See the two most iconic robots from film history in one screening
Floor: G
Price: Call 0333 241 4000 to book tickets
Age ranges